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Around Town | Friday, December 09, 2016 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Moore tree Farm Food Pantry Collection

Tomorrow (Saturday, December10) you can tell Santa what you want for Christmas and bring food for someone in need at the same time, all while obtaining a Christmas tree from a local tree farm.  Moore Tree Farm is asking its customers to drop canned foods or boxes of non-perishable food into Santa's sleigh this season to help neighbors whose Christmas is less sure to be happy without some help.

"The local Lansing Food Pantry has a need, too," says Kay Moore.  "There's a constant need.  I thought Christmas is a great time for giving.  Saturday the 10th Santa will be here.  I mentioned it to Santa and he said of course he would be willing to help us.  And we have this red sleigh, so let's fill it."

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posticon A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Around Town | Friday, December 09, 2016 | By Lansing United Methodist Church Print
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A Little Child Shall Lead Them…

A Festival of Lessons & Carols


Sunday, December 11, 6:30pm 

~ followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall ~

Lansing United Methodist Church
32 Brickyard Road, Lansing

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian  worship  celebrating the birth of Jesus  told in nine short scripture  readings from the Bible interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns  and special music. 

The Service is free and all are welcome.  In keeping with our hope that there will always be 'room at the Inn,' donations for Habitat for Humanity will be gratefully accepted.

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posticon Cookies and Carols Opens New MS Auditorium Lobby

Around Town | Friday, December 09, 2016 | By Karen Veaner Print
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MS Auditorium

LTAPA's (Lansing Theater and Performing Arts Booster Club) biggest fundraiser of the year opened the new Lansing Middle School Auditorium Lobby Monday, when the auditorium was filled to capacity for Cookies & Carols.  The newly reopened auditorium features a much enlarged lobby area and entrance, and new accessible bathrooms, among other improvements.

The annual fundraiser included raffles, cookies and punch, and the main event on stage that featured the Middle School Holiday Band, the Lansing High School Show Choir, the Nutcracker Dancers, 3rd and 4th Grade Chorus, Middle School Holiday Strings, and an audience sing-along.  Funds raised go to purchase technical equipment for the music and theater programs such as microphones and lighting equipment, as well as scholarships and trips.

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posticon Grants Awarded to Improve Lives of Women and Girls

Around Town | Friday, December 09, 2016 | By Mary Grainger Print
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Nine projects will receive Women Building Community (WBC) Grants totaling $30,000, announced Diane Shafer, president of the City Federation of Women's Organizations (CFWO) board. WBC Grant recipients were recognized at an event December 6 celebrating the ways they will help to improve the lives of Tompkins County women and girls.

Shafer expressed: "I am so pleased with the wide range of needs we are able to meet, and the range of ages we are able to serve with these grants. Through our grant process we identify challenges facing women and girls in our community. I only wish we had more resources to meet more of the needs described by the grant applicants."

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posticon Within Reach - The 6th Year Teddy Bears Fly in Syracuse

Around Town | Friday, December 02, 2016 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reachIt begins with the end of the story…

It's a cold December day, quiet, before dawn. Little Olivia stirs and awakens with a start. Not quite understanding the mixed messages she was getting from Mom last night; she knows that there is something special about this day. A few colored lights are up; a small tree is decorated in the corner. Under the tree, a red ribbon wrapped around its neck, a fuzzy new friend beckons for a hug. The little girl and her new stuffed companion find each other, and a long happy friendship begins. A special Christmas day for her for sure, and a second life for the teddy bear, who was once another little girl's special friend.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Feeling Betrayed

Around Town | Friday, December 09, 2016 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I was recently mentored by someone I greatly admired, and that relationship has come to its natural end. I’m now seeing another side of them that disturbs me so much that I can hardly cope. In a word, they lie. I have heard them tell stories that happened to me as though it were their experience. They tell people they have qualifications that I know for a fact they do not. I am hearing them take credit for ideas I know belong to someone else. I looked up to this person so much and am now devastated to find they are not what I thought they were. I feel like warning other people so they don’t fall into the same trap. How should I handle this betrayal?
Feeling Betrayed

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

Click here to view Today's Green Minute.